IMPORTANT: The full online application will be available soon. This precheck can be taken to determine if renters meet the initial eligibility criteria of the program, it is not an application for assistance. If a household meets all of the eligibility criteria below, they will be invited to sign-up to be notified when the application period opens.
NOTICE: The completion of the eligibility precheck does not guarantee that assistance will be provided or halt eviction proceedings or utility disconnections. Individuals are strongly encouraged to notify their landlord and/or utility provider of their plans to apply for assistance, as application review time periods will vary.
Tenant leasing a rental unit
Manufactured homeowner renting a lot
Purchasing a home on contract
Supporting documentation will be required.
(Select all that apply)
Qualified for unemployment benefits since March 13, 2020, whether or not you are still receiving unemployment benefit payments as of today
Experienced a reduction in income due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Incurred significant costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Experienced other financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 pandemic
None of the above
Supporting documentation will be required, such as past due rent or utility notices.
Has received past-due rent or utility notice(s)
Has received a rental eviction notice
Being severely rent burdened defined as paying more than 50% of our household income on rent.
Has paid rent with credit card(s), accumulating debt in order to avoid eviction.
Note: Supporting income documentation of every adult household member will be required in the full application.
View acceptable forms of identification
Documentation may include any one of the following, listed in order of best documentation to acceptable, but not preferred.
Let's first find out if you're eligible for the application.
Sign up to receive information about the new Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance program including when the application is available. If you choose to list a phone number below it must be a mobile number capable of text messaging.
Note: The eligibility pre-check submission is not a guarantee of financial assistance.
We will notify you when the Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program application is available.